Author archive for Michigan Radio

  • Detroit’s true unemployment rate

    The economy is booming and the unemployment rates for the nation and Michigan are low.

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  • How is Detroit Doing?

    When traveling out of state, people from Michigan often are asked, “Hey, how’s Detroit doing?”

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  • Conventional wisdom on the battle between Detroit and Silicon Valley may have it wrong

    Two things: a record of profitability, bolstered by hard decisions…

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  • Conyers steps aside from top spot on House Judiciary Committee

    The 88-year-old Conyers says he denies the allegations…

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  • Mayor Duggan’s second act needs fiscal discipline, neighborhood push

    Mayor Duggan cruised to re-election… Now comes the hard part.

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  • Auto insurance costs can vary wildly depending on which side of the street you live

    Depending on the survey, it costs somewhere between seven thousand and ten thousand dollars a year.

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  • AUDIO: Researchers find Detroit Public Schools have struggled from the beginning

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio This spring, I was led through an abandoned building in Detroit. “The first time…

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  • AUDIO: A Moment that Sealed the Detroit Schools’ Fate

    AUDIO: A Moment that Sealed the Detroit Schools’ Fate

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio The U.S. Department of Education says kids at mostly black or Latino schools don’t…

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  • AUDIO: DJC poll shows improvements, wide gaps among races

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio   Attitudes about race have been improving in southeast Michigan, but there are still…

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  • Activists, academics, and authors on racial attitudes

    By Lester Graham | Michigan Radio A presidential commission blamed white America for the racial uprisings and riots of the…

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